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Our State: Celebrating North CarolinaOur State: Celebrating North Carolina

Our State: Celebrating North Carolina

April 2019

Through compelling narrative stories and jaw-dropping photography, Our State magazine celebrates everything that makes our state great! Each month, we reflect the beauty of North Carolina, tell the stories of its amazing people and its remarkable history, and suggest wonderful places to visit. We are unabashedly in love with the Tar Heel State, and every page is designed to be an inspiring tribute to where we live.

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Mann Media
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we live here

Start your week with a hello from Our State! Every Monday, we’ll deliver a free newsletter to your inbox, filled with beautiful photos from our “This Is North Carolina” Instagram series, news on the state’s culinary scene, a fascinating look back at moments in North Carolina history, and links to our top stories. The newsletter is just one more way we celebrate North Carolina all year long.Subscribe at ourstate.com/newsletters…

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wheels turning

Driving back from Asheville on one of those robin’s-egg-blue-sky spring days and not quite ready to go home, I called an old friend in Asheboro, who told me to detour down to her house.She had a convertible, a little white VW Cabriolet — they don’t make those anymore — and when I got there, she’d already folded the top down and was waiting for me to hop in.Angela and I have been doing this for more than 30 years, since high school. “Riding the back roads,” we called it back then — going nowhere in particular, just going, piling into friends’ Mustangs, Firebirds, Trans-Ams, Camaros.I got in the car, and we set off on our old route, heading down Highway 42 — does anybody actually say “highway?” No. Roads here…

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big & tall

The Bob Padgett Poplar — the state champion tulip poplar named after the forest ranger who fought to protect it — stands majestically in Macon County. (PHOTOGRAPH BY TODD PUSSER)1 The North Carolina Champion Big Tree Program, part of the NC Forest Service, keeps a database of champion trees organized by species and county. The tallest champion tree in North Carolina is what type of pine, standing 180 feet tall in Jackson County?A. BlackB. RedC. Eastern white2 There are currently nearly 400 champion trees registered by the NC Forest Service. What western county has more of these trees — around 60 — than anywhere else in the state?A. StanlyB. BuncombeC. Rockingham3 Our top champion tree in terms of canopy size has branches that spread 126 feet. This majestic specimen is…

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biscuit bucket list

CJ’S OLDE TOWNE RESTAURANTAsheboroMOOSE CAFEAsheville, ColfaxBELCROSS BAKE SHOPPECamdenYONDERFranklinCOUNTRY BARBEQUEGreensboroTARTAN RESTAURANTLinvilleTHE SNAPPY LUNCHMount AirySTATE FARMERSMARKET RESTAURANTRaleighLANDMARK BREAKFAST SHOPSanfordSHELBY CAFEShelbyROSEBUD BAKERY & DINERWest JeffersonMARY’S GOURMET DINERWinston-SalemVoices LiftedI WANT TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST THANKS FOR YOUR RECENT editor’s column (“For February, a Love Letter,” February, page 8). I am humbled by and grateful for your words of encouragement not only for my work, but also for my students’ performance and the work of all educators in North Carolina. To me, this article serves as evidence of the power of music, of what pouring ourselves into what we love can do for others, and as a blessing from God. My family and I will always cherish this article as a highlight in my career.Lindsey GallagherCHORAL DIRECTOR, ASHEBORO HIGH SCHOOLTHE GOOD OLD DAYSThe picture of…

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we live here

THIS MONTHExplore the River Arts District in ASHEVILLE | Learn to Farm in CONCORDBikes & Beer in PISGAH FOREST | Trash to Treasure in NAGS HEADSalad Days with the YOUNG AT HEART | RECIPES: Carrot CreationsOaxaca Comes to RALEIGH | Sonker Secrets in DOBSON…

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river arts district

Art isn’t confined to indoor spaces: Sprawling murals and twisting sculptures spill outside and guide visitors into galleries and studios, like the North Carolina Glass Center.A sheville’s vibrant River Arts District wasn’t always so colorful. The brick buildings along the French Broad River that are now home to restaurants, breweries, and studios for more than 200 artists were once abandoned industrial spaces that had been used for manufacturing and agriculture. Then, in the 1970s, businessman Bill Goacher bought some of those old buildings and began renting them cheap to artists. Soon, drawn by airy spaces and affordable rent, more and more artists moved into the neighborhood, each bringing something new and personal to the growing waterfront district. Today, the River Arts District is a nationally recognized tourist destination, drawing visitors…

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